Saturday, March 28, 2015

Special Ops: Pirate Ship Bookends

Today's Special Ops is all about books and how to keep them supported in style.
I love the look of old maps and Pirate Ships.
This pair of bookends needed an update and Craft Smith paper and Funfare Stencil were right there to help me out. Stop by my blog Scrappin' Chaos for more details on the paper and stencil.
Step 1:
Trace book end then trim a slight edge from that shape.
The paper adheres better if it isn't flush with the edge.
Step 2.
Use washi tape to mask the stencil.
Step 3.
Ink the exposed portion of the stencil.
Dust with embossing powder, heat to set.
 Step 4.
Repeat masking and setting process with each color of ink.
Step 5.
Sand wood surface of bookend.
Adhere paper using Yes Paste or similar adhesive.
When project is dry add washi tape to frame edges.
Books and classy bookends are a most versatile design element.
Get decorating and be sure to post a photo to our facebook page so we can see your handiwork!
A list of supplies can be seen on my blog Scrappin' Chaos.

Scrap On!

~charity~

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Drill #52


Drill #52

We all hate to scrap our self's... we all hate to share our own stories, But we need to! So this week that is our challenge to you! 

Share 5 little facts about yourself, projects can be layouts, Art Journal Pages, Canvas or other Altered Projects as long as you share 5 little things about yourself!


Remember this months winner this month will receive a $25 Gift Card to the Retro Cafe Art Gallery! 


http://www.retrocafeart.com/


Now before you leave make sure you take a look at what the S.W.A.T. Team has created to inspire you! 

Journal pages




Now its your turn to share your word with us! 
Have fun and link up before the end of the month on the right hand side of the blog, we can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A Life Without Dreams

Saturday I shared with you an inking technique that Dyan Reavely taught in a workshop I recently took at Scrappy Chic.  I mentioned that I would share the finished project with you and I am here to do just that!!
I am so excited with how my tag turned out!  All Dylusions products (except for the tag and pens) on this baby!!  Stencils, ink, paint, stamps...I had SO much fun!!


Fun right?!?


I can't wait to get to work in my journal!!
Thanks for coming back to check it out and don't forget to look at our drills, you could win a fun prizes!!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

March Basic Training-Inky Backgrounds



A couple of weeks ago Lanette and I took a workshop with Dyan Reavley at Scrappy Chic, our local scrapbook store.


I learned so much and wanted to share a bit with you.

I inked a couple of tags with some 'cool' colors from Dyan's Dylusions Ink Sprays; Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise and London Blue.
You will need 2 tags, these are no.10, stencil and spray bottle with water.


 Dyan always uses three colors.


 Spray each color in 2 places on one of the tags, make sure you get good coverage.


Put the other tag on top and press down evenly.  You can use a roll of paper towels to roll across the tags.


 Pull the tags apart and mop up excess ink.


Let the ink dry to the touch.


Lay the two tags side by side, place your stencil over one of the tags and mist water over entire tag.


Lift the stencicl and flip over to the next tag, press down by rolling the paper towel roll over the top.


Then roll the paper towel roll over both tags.


Viola!!!  This is one of the awesome techniques Dyan taught and you can find more in her new book, Distinctly Dylusional.  I highly recommend it if you link playing with ink!!


Tune in sometime in the next week or so and I will show you what I did with these awesome tags.

Thanks for sharing a few minutes with us and don't forget to check out our March drill, steampunk Funk that is going on right now.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Drill #51 Steampunk Funk!

Drill #51
Steampunk Funk!
Mood Board
Projects can be cards, layouts, art journal pages, canvas's or other altered projects.

**All entries must be new, please no back linking.
** Both February Drills will be entered for the prize.
**We are only able to ship within the US and Canada.


As always we really want you to be motivated so the winner will receive a $25 Gift Card to......

http://www.retrocafeart.com/

Now, before you leave make sure you take a look at the S.W.A.T. Teams fabulous creations they have created to inspire you! 



Lanette

Now its your turn to share your love with us! 

Have fun and link up before the end of the month on the right hand side of the blog, we can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Remember to like us on Facebook :)


Friday, March 6, 2015

You have to Love a Winner!!!

 

It's that time again!!   We have a another winner to share...

But before we announce our winner we would like to say THANK YOU all so much for playing along this month! 


All of your projects were beautiful and we are truly thankful that you shared your ART with us!


Now...for our February winner........

We have a randomly selected winner from all of the February drill entries....drumroll please........ 

http://stampingwithcher.blogspot.com/




Please contact us by e-mailimng: swatscrappygirl@gmail.com with your name and email address by February 15th to claim your prize. 

**Please remember we are only able to ship to the US and Canada. 


Thank you so much and see you soon!

Our Next Dill will be up on Saturday March 7th!!
 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Special Ops: Storybook Houses

Today's Special Ops changes Primitive Country Christmas décor 


into vibrant, jewel-toned Storybook Houses.

Step 1:
Trace the outline of the block or house onto paper.
Step 2:
Cut out the shape and trim to fit.



Step 3:
Stamp and heat emboss a design on to the paper.


Step 4:
Paint or color the image then adhere the paper to the block.
I used my mists and a small paint brush.
The embossed lines kept the colors from merging.


Step 5:
Wrap the edges with washi tape.
Paint the top and sides of the block with Mod Podge.
I used three layers of Mod Podge on my blocks.

 
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.
 
Scrap On!
 
~charity~